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Dark vision, light blind Friday, October 24, 2014

I realise this will sound like a fancy metaphor, but it really is a simple fact I’ve observed the last few mornings. I walk to get the paper early, when it’s still dark outside. In fact it isn’t dark – I wonder if it ever is dark – and I can see pretty well. Some glimmer of light from somewhere gives a soft shine to the wet lane ahead, and the shapes of the trees is clear against the sky. It’s a fine time to be out, when all the world is asleep. But then as I round the first Read More

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Posted by Nick de Grunwald

October 24th 2014

Not really a question, but a statement of appreciation. Finally got round to reading "Rich and Mad", it's just great. Pretty much perfect. I could empathise completely with all the characters, Maddy's friends, Max, Pico particularly, and both the main characters are quirky and funny and I became more and more involved in their lives.... wonderful.

William Nicholson responded:

You're one of a select few. I don't quite know why, but Rich and Mad never quite took off. I was hoping it would be read in every school in the country. So it goes.

Posted by Gbenga

October 21st 2014

I would love to send William nicholson an email about a very important issue. Please can I have his personal email address so I can get my message across to him. It is very important. Thanks

William Nicholson responded:

I pick up these website posts myself, but I don't really like sending out my personal email address. Can you give me some idea (via this site) what it is you want to contact me about?

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Past and current works


  • The Lovers of Amerherst
  • The Society of Others
  • The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life
  • All the Hopeful Lovers
  • The Golden Hour
  • Motherland
  • Reckless


  • The Windsinger
  • Slaves of the Mastery
  • Firesong
  • Seeker
  • Jango
  • Noman
  • Rich and Mad


  • Shadowlands
  • Gladiator
  • Mandela
  • Les Miserables
  • Firelight
  • Nell
  • Sarafina
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age


  • The Retreat from Moscow
  • Shadowlands
  • Katherine Howard